Saturday, March 23, 2013

SOTW 4, Chapter 3 - British Invasions

Wandering through Africa
Stanley and Livingstone

The Great Adventurers - Dr. David Livingstone and Stanley
from Pegasus Entertainment

SOTW 4, Chapter 2 - West Against East

Japan Re-Opens
The Man Who Unlocked Japan - Matthew Commodore C. Perry
This video is the school project of a group of high school seniors.  It is particularly well done, though, and worth including in your studies of the opening of Japan.

The Crimean War
Profile of the Crimean War

Horrible Histories:  Charge of the Light Brigade

SOTW 4, Chapter 1 - Britain's Empire

Victoria's England
Horrible Histories:  The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition
An overview of the Great Exhibition of 1851

The Sepoy Mutiny
from mocomi

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SOTW 3, Chapter 32 - The Opened West

It is truly overwhelming how much information is available about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and it is difficult to find short clips that summarize all of the material available.  There are some excellent full-length documentaries that would fit nicely with this chapter.  As of today, the Ken Burns PBS documentary and the National Geographic documentary are available on NetflixThe Biography Channel episode is available on Hulu Plus.  These and more are most certainly available at the public library if you live in the Pacific/Inland Northwest! 

Schoolhouse Rock - Elbow Room
Great video suggestion from my daughter!

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Tecumseh:  Uniting and Dividing the Native American Nation
I don't usually include student video projects, but I thought this was well done.

SOTW 3, Chapter 31 - A Different Kind of Rebellion

A visit to the Luddite display at Huddersfield's Tolson Museum

 from BBC

In case you missed them, there are more videos about the Industrial Revolution in the post for Chapter 27.

SOTW 3, Chapter 28 - China and the Rest of the World

Empire's Opium Trade
from BBC One

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SOTW 3, Chapter 29 - The Rise of Bonaparte


The Rise of Napoleon

parody of "Gone Daddy Gone" by the Violent Femmes
from historyteachers

Horrible Histories: the Napoleon Report
from BBC